US-China Relations: Militarization - South China Sea

(STL.News) Tensions between the U.S. and China have been steadily escalating on a range of issues, but there’s one place where a clash of superpowers would be most likely to happen: the South China Sea.  Even with a new U.S. president, the disagreements that led to this moment won’t be easy to resolve.  So how did this body of water become a major flashpoint in U.S.-China relations?

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